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Support for families

When a family has a child, young person with a life-threatening condition, there are often stresses and strains upon all family members.

Relationships can become difficult when there is someone who needs a lot more care than everyone else. Brothers and sisters sometimes have a particular need for support. It is sometimes hard to make decisions about a child’s care, and to find all the information needed to make those decisions.

There are times when it might seem that there is nowhere to turn and no one to talk to.

We help families consider the choices and support them where possible to achieve what they need.

Our support for families includes:

  • When we first heard about the hospice we were apprehensive because we didn’t know what to expect. When we got there we realised it was a lovely place where Renee would be well looked after, and we would be able to have a much-needed break. Stacy, Renee’s mum
  • We arrived at the hospice feeling scared and alone. We had so many questions – they answered them all and more. Claire, Jacob’s mum
  • Children like Lucy don’t get the opportunity to go to sleepovers or to their friends for tea, so the interaction she has at the hospice is priceless. Heather, Lucy’s mum
  • I really love going to the hospice. I’ve made friends there and get to do loads of fun stuff. Renee
  • EACH helps us to create lovely memories and has played an important part in all of our lives, not just Lucy’s. Heather, Lucy’s mum
  • Renee loves going to The Treehouse, but it’s great that care staff are also able to visit us at home too. Stacy, Renee’s mum
  • Doctors tell us Skyla isn’t aware of what’s going on around her, but her reaction to music and hydrotherapy make us think differently. Avril and Dave, Skyla’s mum and dad
  • It’s been a great opportunity to meet other parents in a similar situation, something that doesn't really happen anywhere else. Helen, William’s mum
  • EACH helped us with coping mechanisms and special ways of remembering Stanley. Brad, Stanley's Dad
  • EACH supports families when they’re at their absolute lowest, helping them to come to terms with their child’s illness, losing them and beyond Brad, Stanley's Dad
  • I can’t imagine what it would have been like. Nobody should have to, every family should be offered the support we were, and are still getting Claire, Jacob’s mum
  • The play specialists are excellent and I also get inspiration from the activities they organise. Heather, Lucy’s mum
  • The charity has made a big difference to our lives – they’re invaluable to us Avril and Dave, Skyla’s mum and dad
  • I love leaving the hospice knowing Skyla has had a good time. She has so little in her life which she can enjoy, but the music and hydro we’ve found two things in one place which mean so much. Avril and Dave, Skyla’s mum and dad
  • EACH has helped us keep Stanley’s memory alive. And allows us to look to the future Brad, Stanley's Dad
  • I didn’t realise hope was a gift until I became a mum. My little boy taught me many things and that was one of them Claire, Jacob’s mum
  • Music and hydro therapy sessions offer her quality of life – which is why EACH is so important to us. Avril and Dave, Skyla’s mum and dad
  • We are also supported by the 24/7 True Colours nurses and it’s so reassuring knowing we can call on them whenever we need support or advice Helen, William’s mum

The Treehouse

St. Augustine’s Gardens,
Ipswich, IP3 8NS

Milton

Church Lane, Milton,
Cambridge, CB24 6AB

Quidenham

Quidenham , Norwich,
Norfolk, NR16 2PH